Friday, October 31, 2014

IGPOTY Photo Contest : My Submissions

Flower and garden photographers, it's that time of year again!!...
...Time for the IGPOTY photo contest!!

There are just a few hours left to enter...
so I've plucked four of my favorite flower photos from 2014!!

Representing a year's worth of wonderfully inspiring flower photography walks, I'm featuring:
My favorite rose
A lovely pink water lily and it's reflection
Sparkling dew drops on pink flowers
Gladiolus at sunrise...

To enter, visit:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Things I ♥ : Cozy Chunky Cowls

Today I'm really loving this cozy chunky cowl...
...crocheted up in a lovely acrylic and wool blend yarn, edged with scalloped stitching and trimmed with a pink satin bow!!

Hand crocheted-to-order, just for you...(or someone you love.)
Find it on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

 "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
L.M. Montgomery
-Anne of Green Gables


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taste Bud Tuesday : Mermaid Mint Mocha

My Mermaid Mint Mocha always starts with fresh organic mint leaves...
...muddled just a bit to release the flavor...
Then two tablespoons of hot chocolate powder go into the mug...
...topped by my coffee du jour (I love Whole Foods Pacific Rim brewed in my AeroPress!!)
Add a little splash of half 'n half and stir...

...It's the perfect autumn afternoon pick-me-up=)!! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mermaid Monday : High on Sunshine

From beach walks in October's early sunsets... evening strolls around town checking out Halloween lights and decorations...
...Lately, the nights have it!!

But that doesn't mean there hasn't been an pportunity for sunny afternoon break at the beach and rose garden on this gorgeous Mermaid Monday.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Pink Orchid Tree

Today's Friday Flower Pick is a wildly gorgeous hot pink, flowering orchid tree 
I spotted around town!!
Beautiful, translucent blossoms against a crisp blue sky are totally delightful in the summer, 
but in October, they are pure magic.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charming Bow Turbans : My L.A. Winter Hat

I'm completely charmed by these bow turbans!!...
...That's why this afternoon, I am busily stitching them up in all 24 delightful hues of my drapey and dreamy rayon jersey knit fabric!!

Along with a velvet caftan and a flannel hat in red/black buffalo plaid, it's something I'm making to add to my own wardrobe this Fall!!

I love a lightweight, comfy, and irresistibly chic turban as an alternative to a hat 
...for a not-so-chilly L.A. winter.
...and I'm having a delightfully difficult time choosing a color!!

Find your perfect one HERE.


Words of Wisdom From Wonderland

The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"  
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll  
tell you a secret. All the best people are.” 

--Lewis Carroll  (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) 

Mad as a hatter ruffle collar in decadent lace and tulle:
New from Mademoiselle Mermaid...
...and perfect for your own adventures in Wonderland!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake Apron

Look good enough to eat in today's 

featured item, inspired by the queen of pastries: Marie Antoinette!!

...It's my Let Them Eat Cake Apron is perfectly sweet cotton candy pink!!

Find it HERE on Etsy, in a few gorgeous color combinations!!
...Custom color requests are welcome too=)

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns : Los Angeles

Pumpkins and gardens, and lights, oh my!!

Welcome to a little stroll through some of my favorite moments at the 
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns event in Los Angeles!!

No one does Halloween lights quite like The RISE!!